Playstation 2 Retro Game Library

I’m working on compiling a list of retro-type games for newer systems. If I missed any, please let me know in the comments section.

Mega Man Anniversary Collection
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug 4 & 5
Contra: Shattered Soldier
Alien Hominid
Sonic Mega Collection Plus
Neo Contra
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
Gunstar Heroes Treasure box (Gunstar Heroes, Alien Soldier, Dynamite Headdy)
Panzer Dragoon (with graphical upgrades)
Advanced Daisenryaku [Iron Storm]
Space Harrier 2

Gradius V
R-Type Final
Silpheed: The Lost Planet
Cho Aniki: Sei Naru Protein Densetsu
Dodonpachi Dai-Oujou
Gradius 3 and 4
Hudson Selection Vol. 2: Star Soldier
Psyvariar Complete Edition
Psyvariar II
Raiden III
Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 3: Fantasy Zone
Shikigami No Shiro (aka Mobile Light Force 2/USA)
Shikigami No Shiro II
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 37: The Shooting
Space Raiders
SuperLite 2000 Vol. 8: Psyvarier Medium Unit
SuperLite 2000 Vol. 10: Psyvarier Revision
XII Stag
Galaxy Force II
Twinkle Star Sprite: Le Petite Princess

Super Bust-A-Move
Super Bust-A-Move 2
Puyo Pop Fever
Tetris Worlds

Guilty Gear X2
Guilty Gear X
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
King of Fighters 2002/2003
King of Fighters 2000/2001
SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom
Capcom Fighting Evolution
The Rumble Fish
Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves
Art of Fighting (in the works)
Samurai Spirits/Samurai Shodown (in the works)

Viewtiful Joe
Viewtiful Joe 2
Guilty Gear Isuka
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus (TMNT Arcade Bonus)

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Activision Anthology
Midway Arcade Treasures 2
Midway Arcade Treasures
Namco Museum
Atari Anthology
Sega Classics Collection
Taito Compilation Vol 1

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piyo says:

I don’t understand how Gradius V and Psyvariar 2 can be considered “retro” when they came out in 2004 and 2005 as new games. Other shmup games like Hudson Selection Vol. 2: Star Soldier are clearly retro. Or are you just putting anything shmuppy as Retro?

racketboy says:

My definition of Retro is basically anything that has a classic style of gameplay. So if a game is 2D in nature and has a classic style, I consider it Retro. So yes, anything that is a normal shmup I will put on this list.

tonythekitty says:

Is there any software that will allow me to play import games such as the Taito collection on my PS2 without having to mod it? I have a boot disc for my gamecube that lets me do so and it is spectacular.

Terry says:

@tonythekitty you can use a FreeMCBoot memory card that will allow you to run Open PS2 Loader to play PS2 isos (either from a USB stick, internal HDD connected to network adapter, or over LAN from a Windows file share) from any region. No mod required.

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